Coursepower Is Looking Ahead


Coursepower’s minor in Applied Computing is preparing to roll into another successful year, only months after the program’s first graduates received their diplomas.  Last August, over 1,200 incoming freshmen at Midlands-area colleges expressed interest in the program; this year, we hope to reach all incoming students.

The program is designed to prepare students to fill the need for employees with a fundamental understanding of computing.  With economic trends moving toward a focus in IT, why not arm yourself with the necessary skills now?  If you could become a better-rounded and highly sought-after employee in an already competitive job market, what do you have to lose?  At only 18 hours, Applied Computing allows students the freedom to take on another field – any major – not tying them to a solely technology-oriented degree path.

The program, with plans to expand, is currently offered through four Midlands-area colleges: The University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, Benedict College and Columbia College.

First Graduates with a Minor in Applied Computing

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 1.02.16 PMOn May 9th, two young men from Benedict College became the first Coursepower students to graduate with a minor in Applied Computing.  The students, Darris Thomas and Joseph Greene, completed the program under the guidance of Benedict’s program advisor and director, Dr. Hong Jiang.

With Darris and Joseph paving the way, many students will soon be following in their footsteps.  For now, it all starts with the new student orientations at each of our participating colleges.  Always looking forward to the future, we’re eager to meet the great IT minds of tomorrow.

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